Friday, 13 September 2013

Roald Dahl Bento

Today is Roald Dahl Day! To celebrate this occasion, I'm joining my fellow Bento Bloggers & Friends in a blog hop. Be sure to click the link at the end of the post, and check out the next Roald Dahl bento. :)

I remembered reading Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when I was a kid. It was one of my favourite book then, and I would read it over and over again. It's also the first Roald Dahl book I bought for IT, he enjoyed it too. My first thought was to make a Willy Wonka bento. However, I changed my mind and ended up making James and the Giant Peach instead.

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James and the Giant Peach is used in IT's English lesson in School this year, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was used last year. :) The peach in the bento is rice mixed with steamed pumpkin, the leaf is cut out from egg sheet and the stalk is made from nori and cheese. James is rice mixed with a little ketchup and I used carrot for his hair. I packed grilled wings, grapes and strawberries in the other box.

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I managed to find a spider, centipede and ladybug among my toppers, which I added in to represent some of the creatures in the book.

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If you have read the book, you will know that the peach ended up on top of the Empire State Building.

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Empire State Building is a nutella sandwich, the details are drawn in using white icing. And that is a real peach on top of it, lol. :)

Now, are you ready for more Roald Dahl lunches? Just click on the picture above, hop over to Chaos and Confections, and check out Jessie's awesome creation. :)
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42 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness! Those are absolutely gorgeous, your James is positive precious!!!

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  2. Wow! From James hair to the Empire State Building sandwich so many amazing details!

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  3. Your James and the Giant Peach rice balls are works of art. I love everything about this lunch.

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  4. You're bento always very creative! Totally in love your lunch!! Can I be your students? Hehe....

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    1. Tk u, Karen, lol, u are over qualified, u can evn teach me!

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  5. Wow!!! This is so awesome! James and the giant peach is one of my absolute favorites!

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  6. Wow. These are amazing! I love Jame's expression and cute freckles!

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  7. These are fantastic! The rice James and peach are lovely!

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  8. Gorgeous pumpkin rice and Empire State Building!

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  9. Wow, you might have outdone yourself, which is pretty hard to believe!! This is just beautiful and I absolutely love every detail. Additionally, the food itself looks delicious, and I MUST get my hands on one of those bamboo boxes. Beautiful!

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  10. Wow James and the Empire are amazing!

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  11. Wow, that are gorgeous! Beautiful details!

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  12. James is so cute and I love that you did the peach on top of the Empire states building!

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  13. SO SO wonderful!!!!! James and the Giant Peach is my favorite and you did such a beautiful job!

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  14. Love how you made James! The plate of the peach on top of the Empire State Building is amazing, so nicely drawn!

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  15. The building with the peach is amazing. Such a great job!

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  16. Stumbled on your blog recently and I love all this inspiration. This one especially is amazing! We just watched the movie last week for family movie night, so this is perfect. I featured you on my blog post about my foray into bento-making:http://howaboutcookie.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/bento-school-lunches/

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  17. Wow! Love your Nutella building! And James is almost too cute to eat!

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  18. Oh! I also added your blog button to ''Blogs I go Bananas For'' section on my sidebar. <3 I LOVE seeing your lunches.

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  19. An impressive bento as always!
    James and the giant peach is definitely my favourite film adaptation of Dahl's books :)

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